Join us at Turning Tides

Turning Tides is the largest provider of homeless services for single people throughout most of West Sussex.

We run 21 properties in various locations across the county alongside community hubs, outreach and numerous specialist services. We have over 300 volunteers and 140 paid staff supporting our mission to end local homelessness. We are a highly respected charity and have been established for almost 30 years.

As a valued staff member your personal and professional wellbeing and development are paramount. Your individual skills and expertise will be harnessed and nurtured, contributing to the professionalism within the charity, our credibility within the sector and strengthening our position to make ending local homelessnes a reality.

We have a diverse range of opportunities from frontline delivery to administration, finance and fundraising, and governance to social enterprise. Make sure you follow us on social media or regularly check this page for exciting opportunities to work with us.

              CONTACT HR TEAM

                            Phone: 01903 680740 Ext: 224
                             Email: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk

Join Turning Tides

Why should you join us?

We have a range of benefits that our staff enjoy:

  • Competitive salaries in our sector
  • Flexible working opportunities (where appropriate)
  • Career development and secondment opportunities
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free health MOTs and Flu jab
  • Online employee benefits scheme providing exclusive discounts
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • Bespoke Management Training (strengthening practice)
  • Monthly webinars (eg wellbeing, money management)
  • Discounted local gym membership
  • Local corporate discount schemes
  • Monthly representation at employee forum (YourVoice)

Current Vacancies

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My time at Turning Tides

I have worked in the charity sector for 15 years and never felt, as much as I do now, that I am making a difference.

I can channel my passion, expertise and creativity every working day in various ways. I work with and for courageous men and women and to see them flourish is all the reward I need.

There are numerous opportunities to work directly with clients on projects. I genuinely feel proud to work for Turning Tides. I have seen the difference we have made and heard clients saying that we have literally been their last hope.

We really do go the extra mile, something that is very important to me. We all work hard and we do that because we care!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you advertise your vacancies?

We advertise our vacancies across a range of platforms which include our website and social media pages along with a number of community and voluntary networks. Adur & Worthing Council also kindly include our vacancies on their external jobs site.

If you follow any of our social media channels you will be alerted to a vacancy:

We may also use national sites including Indeed, Homeless Link, Charity Jobs and Guardian Jobs.

Can I sign up to job alerts?

Please follow our social media channels for our latest vacancies.

If you follow any of our social media channels you will be alerted to a vacancy:

Whilst job alerts are not available on our website you may be able to set up alerts on external vacancy sites.

Can I send you my CV?

We primarily ask for all applications to be submitted on our online application form.

There may be some occasions where we ask for a CV. This will be clearly stated in the vacancy details.

How can I apply for a vacancy?

All applications should be made through our online application form. We also require completion of an online equal opportunities questionnaire for all vacancies.

Should you wish to complete an application you can complete these online or via a download which can ve emailed back to us:

Application Form in Word or Online
Equal Opportunities Form in Word

Completed forms can be submitted to us in the following ways:

Hand or Post: Turning Tides, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HA
Email: Recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk

What is your recruitment process?

After Closing Date: all applications are passed to recruiting managers, who undertake a panel shortlisting exercise to assess applications against the published shortlisting criteria.

Interviews: dates of the interview are usually as advertised. Interviews are held both in our offices at Worthing Town Hall and across our various services. Necessary reasonable adjustments are made to support interviewees. We aim to ensure that a client is invited to attend all interviews for front line roles and all other roles wherever possible.

Successful Candidates: will be invited to a panel interview.

Outcome After Interviews: recruiting manager will advise at the interview when an outcome will be communicated.

(Please note during extenuating circumstances, during the current Covid crisis, interviews are being conducted over virtual systems such as Zoom, which we will set up with each candidate and interview panel).

Do I have to complete the application form in one sitting?

No. If you are unable to complete the form, you do have the option to save what you have done thus far, giving you 7 days to complete prior to the form expiring.

Once it expires you will have to start the application form from afresh.

Can I add more information to my application?

There are free text boxes within the application form to enable you to expand on key areas.

Can I speak to someone about a vacancy?

Should you wish to discuss a vacancy please call the HR Team:

Phone: 01903 680740 Ext: 224
Email: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk

You may be referred to the recruiting manager who can provide more specific information on the post.

Can I apply for more than one role at a time?

We do accept applications for more than one role. It would be advisable to flag this to the HR team upon submission of your applications.

Can I send my CV in for you to keep on file?

We do not hold speculative applications on file. Please keep an eye on the relevant networks to stay advised of our current vacancies.

If you follow any of our social media channels you will be alerted to a vacancy:

I don’t have any experience in the homelessness sector, can I still apply?

We welcome applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds and experience.

Please refer to the vacancy’s job description for details of the essential and desirable criteria specific to the role you are interested in. Ensure that you provide evidence for each criteria in your application.

What happens once I have submitted my application?

Your application is held securely until the vacancy is closed after which it is passed on to recruiting managers.

Will I hear back if my application is unsuccessful?

Unfortunately we are unable to contact candidates who are not successful in being selected for interview. If you have not heard back from us by the interview date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If I am unsuccessful how do I arrange feedback?

Please contact the HR team if you would like feedback on your application.

Phone: 01903 680740 Ext: 224

Email: Recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk

What employment checks do you make?

For successful candidates undertake the following employment checks:

  • Contact both referees provided as part of the application form

  • Undertake Right to Work and DBS checks.

All new starters are referred to our Occupational Health Team for a new joiner assessment.

Can I use my current DBS check?

This is possible if you are currently signed up to the DBS update service, with the correct level of clearance.

When will you go out for references?

We apply for references once an offer has been accepted and the successful candidate has advised that we are able to do so.

How do you protect my privacy?

All data is processed in line with GDPR guidelines. For further information, please refer to the Turning Tides Privacy Policy

Do you offer work experience placements?

Whilst we do not have a work experience scheme, our Volunteering Team welcome applications from those who may be interested in gaining experience within our services.

Please visit our Volunteer page for the latest opportunities or contact the Volunteering Team:

Phone: 01903 680743
Email: volunteering@turning-tides.org.uk

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